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It’s the start of a new decade, and another action-packed year for the craft industry. Kicking off the proceedings in style is the 42nd edition of CHSI Stitches, which takes place at the NEC this February. You can find your essential show guide in this issue, including a look ahead at some of this year’s most exciting product launches, and the lowdown on the amazing educational opportunities on offer. I also caught up with Simon Burns, managing director of ICHF Events, who told me how the show has adapted to stay relevant in today’s fast-paced environment.
There’s also plenty of product inspiration in this issue, including a look at this season’s new fabrics, and ideas to make the most of the spring and Easter sales period.
Lastly, don’t forget to come and meet the Craft Focus team at Stitches. We’ll be exhibiting on stand G17, where you can sign up for a free copy of the magazine. We can’t wait to catch up with old friends and make new connections.
Andrea Ashfield, Editor
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Andrea x If you're heading to CHSI Stitches this weekend, organiser Simon Burns has a few words of advice. "Spending a bit of time planning your visit will pay dividends on the day and help you to stay focused," he explains. "It's very easy to go into 'magpie mode' at the show, with so many shiny new products on display. That said, do make sure you build in a good chunk of time for browsing and be open to new ideas and lines."
Read more of our exclusive interview with Simon HERE. Don't forget to visit the Craft Focus team at the show too - find us on stand G17.
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